Material for primary diagnosis
To submit your kidney biopsies you can order a free kit with transport solutions. We ask you to take at least two kidney biopsies. One biopsy can be put in the vial with Michel’s transport medium (for IF). The second and possibly third biopsy is to be put in the vial with formalin (for light microscopy and EM). You can send the package via the usual parcel delivery service of your hospital to us. The detailed instructions for sending fresh kidney biopsies can be found here.
You can also choose to send the kidney biopsies wrapped in a saline-soaked gauze packed in a small, sealed plastic bag in a container with melting ice to us by courier. In this case, you do not need to split the different kidney biopsies for LM, IF and EM.
Material for consultation
For consultation you can send the slides (both LM and IF) with the paraffin block, and if available the IF and EM pictures or EM fixed tissue (by mail to us). When in doubt what material you will need to submit, please do not hesitate to contact us first.
To submit material you can choose one of the following addresses: